Accommodation

Bedrooms:

Double Bedroom

     Twin bedded room          

1 double bedroom
6 twin bedrooms

1 single

The 8  bedrooms can comfotably accommodate up to 15 guests when there is a couple in the double bedded room and 14 guests when not. Each room can also be booked for single occupancy. All linen and towels are provided and tea and coffee making facilities are available in each room.

In the main house most rooms are south facing and all have pleasant views. Three of the rooms have wash basins and all are situated close to a bathroom or shower room.

There are two ground floor en-suite bedrooms across the drive in the building known as the Orchard Rooms. One of these is fully adapted for wheelchair users and anyone whose mobility is restricted, the second room benefits from being on the ground floor for those who find stairs difficult to negotiate.

Bathrooms:

In the Main House -There are 2 large bathrooms and 2 shower rooms

In the Orchard Rooms - There is 1 en-suite wheel-in wet room with fold down shower seat and 1 small en-suite shower room with WC and basin. There is also a separate wheelchair access WC attached to the  

Broomhall meeting room

Broomhall meeting room                     Broomhall Room2

Areas for relaxation:

sitting room

There is a large comfortable sitting room with an open fire, a dining room and ground floor cloakroom facilities. The large room on the lower ground floor also doubles as a second sitting room when it is not being used as a bedroom. We have a small library area available for guests and a summer house in the grounds. In The Orchard Rooms there is an additional meeting room [with access to wheelchair friendly WC] which can also be used as a chapel when guests are unable to access the chapel on the second floor. Drink making facilities are available throughout the day in the dining room.

Chapel:

chapel

The house has a peaceful chapel on the second floor that is open to all guests. Staff are usually on hand to lead morning and evening prayers if desired. Groups are welcome to bring their own leader and arrange their own worship programme.

Spring flowers from Penhurst lane

Grounds and local surroundings:

The house is surrounded by attractive gardens including a duck pond and orchard. The church across the lawn [featured in "England's Thousand Best Churches"] holds regular Sunday services and is open to visitors daily. The area is very peaceful and the views are stunning. The house overlooks Tent Hill where William the Conqueror is reputed to have camped on the night before the Battle of Hastings. The 1066 Way runs near to the house and there are some excellent circular walks close by.

Sheep in Penhurst Field

Catering:

Meals are freshly prepared on the premises and special diets can be catered for by prior arrangement. Nearly all of our meat and much of our fruit and vegetables are sourced from local farms and Janet, our cook, specializes in nutritious home-style cooking.

There is a main meal which is served in the middle of the day and a lighter meal in the early evening. Breakfast is self service with a simple cold selection of cereals, bread and fruit.

Accommodation is full-board. Occasionally, guests may choose to miss certain meals [e.g. if they are fasting or eating out] in which case a reduction of £4 is offered for each missed meal [not including breakfast] when this has been agreed in advance.